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UN Workers Killed, Beheaded, in Bloody Attack on Compound in Mazar-I-Sharif

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 4, 2011

Local police were caught “by surprise” and failed to stop the crowd, while the UN’s own guards were helpless because they had orders not to fire at civilians, de Mistura said Saturday, according to a transcript of his remarks published on the United Nations’ web site.”

Three international staff and four international security guards were killed when a demonstration against a recent burning of the Koran in the United States turned violent and hundreds of people over-ran the UN centre.

The family members of the international staff have been notified by the UN. UNAMA is now in a position to release their names: Joakim Dungel, a human rights officer, from Sweden, Lt Col Siri Skare, from Norway, was a military liaison officer with the mission and Filaret Motco, from Romania, was a political officer.

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